This week, we released the new GitLab integration. GitLab is a web-based Git repository manager with built-in wiki and issue tracking. It’s one of the most popular of its kind, and we’re thus glad to get it out there.
More specifically, the integration between Forecast and GitLab will let you sync your issues, and their status, between your chosen GitLab projects and Forecast projects. You simply activate the integration, and on each project in Forecast, you choose the matching GitLab project in project settings. You click ‘Sync GitLab’, and we’ll make sure to keep your projects in-sync at anytime.
The sync works both ways, and thus your cards in Forecast will also be present in your GitLab project. Hopefully, this should improve your daily workflow, with issues / cards manageable across both platforms, while managing resources, schedules and reporting time in Forecast. Best of both worlds.
Now, when you open a card (i.e. issue) in Forecast, you’ll have a link directly to the issue in GitLab. This is a great way to make sure that everything is correctly linked. You can manage the card in Forecast, upload files, comment on it, move it around, assign people, track time on the issue for scheduling and reporting, etc.
One of the advantages of having this integration set up is the insight reports you’ll be able to look into through Forecast. The insights are updated in real-time; so, you can follow the progress of your development projects. Additionally, Forecast adds features like resource planning, time reporting, automated budget, and project overview with an interactive timeline. All of this connects with various services through our ever-expanding app catalog, e.g. integrations with accounting & billing software to automate invoicing based on your rate cards and billable time.
Wanna get started? The setup process is pretty simple, and can be found in our help center article.
If you have any questions regarding this integration, or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to us through the chat in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Our success team is also ready to introduce you to Forecast, and give you some tips on how to get started through our personal meetings. Book here!